ReadDavidson is a town-wide initiative organized by a group of avid readers, Main Street Books, and the Davidson Public Library. Since 2007, books have been chosen annually, and book-related events have been planned to make each book come to life. A book is selected each year, and citizens are invited to participate in programs and events. 

All events are free and open to the public.

2017 Selection

  • We'd like to hear from you!  Please visit Main Street Books, the Davidson Library, or the Town Hall lobby.  There you will find a ballot box for registering your vote for the 2017 ReadDavidson selection.  Choose between Fallen Land by Taylor Brown and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
  • Vote now through December 16, 2016.

2017 Events

This year, ReadDavidson events will take place during the town's April is for Arts celebration.  Stay tuned for a list of events once voting has concluded and the committee begins organizing programs.

Once a book is selected, it will be available at Main Street Books and at the Davidson Public Library.


Thank you to our sponsors:
  • Main Street Books
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Davidson Public Library
  • PostNet
  • DavidsonLearns


ReadDavidson was first launched in 2007 and is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books, and several local avid readers. Past ReadDavidson books have been “The Bridge,” by Doug Marlette, “One Foot in Eden,” by Ron Rash, “The Color of Water," by James McBride, “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash, and "One Second After" by William Forstchen, and "Guests on Earth" by Lee Smith.
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